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June 2017

Ukraine in Chicago

June 21 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
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A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Hanover Township Seniors to Chicago's Ukrainian Village; enjoy the Ukrainian National museum, several churches filled with colorful icons, and savor the delicious, authentically Ukrainian cuisine. Meet at: 240 S IL Route 59, Bartlett IL. Transportation provided. Advance registration required. Please call the Hanover Township Senior Center: 630-483-5600,  Donation: $57 Would you like to do this tour on another day? Call us! 312-869-2286 We take groups as small as 5 up to 90…

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Sweetly Sung

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Garlands of Barrington as we visit two joyful expressions of faith formed in brick but laced with love. Both have a strength and simplicity of design cut with architectural and historical details of note. We will explore how the Spanish influence in they Meyer Cook edifice contrasts beautifully with the German Gothic, and relish the manner of detailing in both. Transportation provided from the Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington IL 60010.  Register with the Garlands: 847-756-3269…

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July 2017
$20 - $35

The Grit and the Glory

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Grit and the Glory

Certain churches represent heaven, life, light and dark in a way that embraces the otherworldly in a particularly striking manner. Enjoy the special churches featured near the city center that celebrate the common and the uncommon, a bit of Chicago’s grit and an insight into her Glory. Take in an old Gothic and two others. Meet at: St. Michael, 1636 Cleaveland Ave., Chicago Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group…

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$20 - $35

German Journey

July 29 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 12:30 pm
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How well they built! Join us in witnessing the immigrant beginnings of Germans in the New World by exploring three historic churches influenced by the faith and traditions of their homeland. Our tour will conclude with a final stop at the The DANK Haus museum. Meet at: St Alphonsus: 1429 W Wellington, Chicago IL 60657 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum…

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August 2017
$20 - $35

Lost and Found

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St Joseph Parade Bridgeport

Ever heard someone ask St Anthony to find something? Ever wonder why? Cultural norms, ‘common’ customs and distinctive differences are identifiable and in Chicago’s brilliantly ethnic  churches. Join us as we explore three! Meet At: St All Saints-St Anthony, 518 W 28th Place, Chicago Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on another date? Just call! 312-869-2286. Minimum group size 5; maximum size varies.

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September 2017

Traditions and Trends

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Images are Closer than they Appear

What makes a church a church? And what makes it distinctively a Catholic church? Join us on an exploration to learn about standard church features and how the craft, sentiment and intent literally shape worship. Fabulous contrasts between old world skill and modern materials are investigated in the architecture and art of these Chicago churches. Meet at: St Helen, 2315 W Augusta Blvd., Chicago IL Tickets must be purchased in advance. Transportation is not included. Want to take this tour on…

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With Great Heart

September 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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With great heart and strength of will, immigrant nations took root in Chicago.  We will consider the character of a people pursuing eternity via earthly efforts and Godly grace, through brick and mortar, gilding and glass. Visit with us three magnificent churches organized and energized from 1867 to the present day including the famous "Sanctuary of Divine Mercy". $45 Tickets include coach transportation provided from 323 N. Taylor St, Marengo IL 60152. BYO lunch/snacks to enjoy at Pulaski Park. Please call Jack to register or…

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Best of Brewtown

September 20 @ 7:15 am - 4:30 pm
St.-Josaphat-Basilica

Visit one of the most incredible churches in the Midwest, the Basilica of St Josaphat, and a historic chapel that dates from the early 15th Century in France.  We will lunch at a German restaurant established in 1902, and make time for the Li'l Friar Gift shop, a famous sausage shop that's been making sausage for over 130 years, and more! Call Bernie to register or for more info: 847-587-2837 Tickets $75, includes coach bus transport, snacks, group lunch menu, gratuities, and taxes. Meet at: St Bede, 36455…

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October 2017

Polish Beauties

October 14
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Just off the road, in the old Polish Patch, discover an ancient language of beauty as it is arranged in it's present glory. Enjoy a guided tour of three Chicago churches formed by the Resurrectionist priests in the 1890's. We will visit three historically significant, and remarkably beautiful churches with vibrant communities and distinct features. Tickets: $65 each, includes lunch and coach transportation from McHenry, IL Please contact Jeanne to register: 815-388-0164

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Open House Chicago 2017 Churches

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Open House Chicago is this weekend! We welcome you to join in, or call us for a tour on another date: 312-869-2286

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